Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Gorreana Tea
An exquisite premium grade black tea grown in the mineral rich Gorreana mountains surrounded by the majestic blue Atlantic ocean and exotic flowers that scent the delicate tea leaves to bring out its unique bold flavor.
Learn more about this tea here.
Although the name may sound like it’s a citrus fruit flavored tea, Orange Pekoe refers to the grading of this black tea, not the flavor. This is not the tea bagge fodder that is found in your local grocery store … this is a pure, high-quality black tea from Portugal, and it’s quite delightful!
This medium-bodied black tea has a sweet, honey-like flavor with wonderful floral notes that weave their way throughout the sip. It is a mild, even-tempered kind of tea, with hints of earthiness in the background. It is not bitter. It has only a hint of astringency at the tail, and a sweet aftertaste.
This isn’t what I’d call a bold or robust tea, nor is it a tea that I’d recommend as a breakfast tea as it doesn’t have that certain get-up-and-go kind of gusto to it. But, what it does have is a bright, lively flavor that is sure to warm up your afternoon or early evening, and it has a delicious flavor that you’ll be proud to serve to guests. It also makes an excellent iced tea – try it with a wedge of lemon!
A very enjoyable tea, I highly recommend it.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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